Soviet Union 2.0 – The Environmental Protection Agency

green communism by gl0wstickFormer President Richard Nixon is an ancestral RINO – Republican In Name Only. The wobbly GOP wing that insists on delivering us Diet Democrat policies.

So it was in 1970 when President Nixon signed an executive order creating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Get that? A unilateral fiat – how very pre-Barack Obama of him.

Was there a resounding clamor for an EPA? Certainly not from Republicans. And not from Democrats – else Nixon could have (should have) gone to the bi-cameral-Democrat-majority Congress for legislation. (Actually, to expand the federal government’s purview to this massive degree would have – should have – required a Constitutional amendment.)

Who wanted an EPA? The far Left Watermelons – who are green on the outside, red on the in.

Red – as in Communist. The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970 – which happens to be Vladimir Lenin’s birthday. What a phenomenal coincidence.

Three months after, Nixon signed the order creating the EPA.

The following was said by Soviet Communist Nikita Khrushchev:

An ecologist is a healthy guy in boots who lies behind a knoll and through binoculars watches a squirrel eat nuts. We can manage quite well without these bums.

The Soviets were always just that fond of their Western fellow travelers. Domestic Leftists were the “useful idiots” – helping Communists end capitalism.

The Soviet Union collapsed. The Useful Idiot Movement has not. It has taken over the Democrat Party – and the federal bureaucratic state.

The following was said by anti-Communist former Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus:

I spent most of my life under the communist regime which ignored and brutally violated human freedom, and I remember quite well, wanted to command, not only the people, but also the nature, to command wind and rain is one of the famous slogans I remember since my childhood.

In the past, it was in the name of the Marxist or the proletariat, this time in the name of the planet. Structurally, it is very similar. The current danger as I see it is environmentalism and especially its strongest version, climate alarmism.

Sounds very much like the EPA – especially so in the fourth quarter of the Obama Administration.

EPA Has Begun a Regulations Blitz

Why? Because the President is running out of time – so he is emulating Nixon with a fiat-fest.

White House: Action Needed Now to Slow Climate Change

Actually, no it’s not.

Global Warming? Temperature Up ‘Very Close to Zero’ (Since 1998)

The very nearly impossible has occurred – the global temperature has actually stopped changing.

Has that stopped the climate alarmism? Of course not. Leftists never allow facts to get in the way of a good beating.

EPA Boss: Climate Change Could Kill Thousands

Well that’s a mite vitriolic. Especially when asserted with no facts to back it.

Want facts? If you make energy prohibitively expensive – more and more people can’t afford to keep their respective climate temperatures in check. And it would appear the EPA is fixated on the wrong extreme.

Killer Cold: Winter is Deadlier Than Summer in U.S.

‘It’s Too Darn Cold’: Historic Freeze Brings Rare Danger Warning

The EPA’s assaults on the private sector will definitely kill lots of things.

EPA is Dropping a Massive Regulatory Bomb on the Economy

Out-of-Control EPA Is Hurting the Economy

AGs to Congress: EPA Rules Would Hurt Economy, Threaten States’ ‘Sovereignty’

EPA Wants to Implement Unattainable Regulations, Kill American Manufacturing Jobs

Gov’t Report Details How EPA Regs Will Kill Coal

The Latest Industry On EPA’s Emissions Hitlist

How the EPA Plans to Kill Jobs and Reduce Your Income

In the face of Reality, the EPA attempts to strike back with even more of the fact-free patently ridiculous.

EPA Chief McCarthy: Climate Regulations Good for Economy

Obviously.

Costs for Americans to comply with federal regulations reached $1.863 trillion in 2013. That is more than the (Gross Domestic Product) GDPs of Canada or Australia.

The people who grow our food don’t seem to agree. (And of course, if you make food prohibitively expensive – more and more people can’t afford to eat. Which preempts even concerns of government-caused higher energy costs.)

EPA Regulations Suffocating U.S. Agriculture

Farm Bureau Supports Reigning in the EPA

The EPA is Turning Water on Farms Into a Weapon Against Farmers

The Government’s Boundless Appetite for Regulation

Shocker – the EPA is yet again bending the rules.

Farm Bureau to Senate: EPA Abused Rulemaking Process

Which is, again, nothing new.

Disgraced EPA Chief Used Fake Name to Coordinate with Liberal Groups

Top EPA Official Used Personal Email Address to Solicit Green Group’s Input

Is EPA Helping Green Groups Raise Funds in Exchange for Favorable Research?

And if you don’t comply with their dishonest, ever-expansive absurdity? Additional, personalized authoritarianism.

EPA Boss Just Threatened Americans: I’m Going To Come Knocking On Your Doors

This is where, Constitutionally, the Legislative Branch is supposed to step in. And rein in the out-of-control Executive.

Unfortunately, Congress is populated mostly by Nixon-esque RINOs. Who are preoccupied with giving this out-of-control President even more of its delegated power (Trade Promotion Authority [TPA]) – rather than clawing some of it back.

It’s going to be a woefully long nineteen months. From here, January 20, 2017 seems very, very far away.

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    GR82DRV

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    I see three distinct groups of [i]Green Movement [/i]supporters:

    1. [i][b]The Dupes[/b][/i]. These are the child-like idealists – the true believers – the tree huggers. These are people who are easily manipulated by eco-emotion and have a simplistic and usually fantasy-driven understanding of science and ecosystems. Because of their group-think beliefs they have usually been steeped in leftist philosophy, but these people are not driven by primarily by politics.

    2. [i][b]The Marxists[/b][/i]. As detailed in this article, these people are driven [u]only[/u] by leftist politics and philosophy. The ends justify the means. These people are constantly re-branding themselves as their abysmal record of economic failures and human rights atrocities are exposed to the light of day. Red conveniently morphs into green. This group has seized the theory of AGW as their perfect cover-cause and justification for fulfillment of Marx’ Manifesto. They really don’t care at all about any eco-cause, including climate change; all of this is simply a tool to dupe the public into accepting their political ends as a solution for their contrived crises.

    [i][b]The Opportunists[/b][/i]. These people see an opportunity for personal profit and advancement. Led by Al Gore, this group understands the Marxist design, but is willing to accept this in return for profits and personal advancement. This group has established a climate change spoils system system where phony carbon credit schemes and sweetheart government grants enrich themselves and their connected friends. This group also includes many of the climate change scientists who are granted lavish funding and rock star status for participating within the established political template. Yes, some of these scientists are so pigeon-holed into narrowly defined studies that they lack perspective but they [i]should[/i] know better. Again, most of these scientists, living within an university/academic social bubble are also immersed in left wing philosophy, but that is not the primary driver of their participation.

    In terms of culpability and contempt, the Dupes are at least motivated by mostly honest, albeit misguided emotions.

    The Marxists are being what they are, and they are behaving as Marxists and totalitarians as they always have. After all, they never promised the truth. When they have achieved their ends they will be free to shed their environmental facade.

    The final group, the Opportunists, should be revealed as most objectionable. These people know the true destructive political drivers behind this movement and know the terrible human cost. In light of this knowledge they choose personal enrichment and hope for the best.

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      Peter_PNW

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      And then there are those of us who understand the actual historical nature of regulatory agencies – to act as the People-facing firewall, providing the appearance of regulation but in fact reducing uncertainty in business outcomes.

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    icpmsman

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    Hi Seton.
    Respectively, President Nixon was a true President amongst giants – not to be resigned as a RINO.

    President Nixon did not bring the EPA into being as you said – he brought it into being after being convinced to do so from his advisors.

    What the EPA has become I leave for your Americans to say – but what President Nixon wanted the EPA to be is to look after clean water and air.

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    Steve

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    Bring on the CAGW Nuremberg Trials….

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